Summary: Rainy and windy yesterday; a couple showers overnight.
Past 24 Hours High/Low/Gust/Rain/Total*
Lincoln City: 50F/43F/32mph/0.80”/5.15”
Depoe Bay: 49F/41F/31mph/0.49”/4.05”
*Since last dry day, November 18th
Newport Airport Conditions…
Visibility: 10 miles/Wind: E 7 mph/Altimeter: 30.45”
The High Surf Advisory for the Central Coast remains in effect until 1:00pm this afternoon. West-northwest swells of 18-20 feet with dominant periods of 18-20 seconds will continue through the morning. Breaking waves will run-up beaches much higher than normal. Waves will likely break over jetties much closer to shore than normal. Large driftwood logs will likely roll under the high surf with injuries or death possible to those near or on the logs. A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
Forecast: We should be on hiatus from the rain today, though a stray shower cannot be ruled out. Look for fair skies with a mix of sunshine and clouds, high around 50F and light winds. Increasing clouds tonight, rain developing late, low of 40-45F. Rain tomorrow, up to a half inch, southerly winds gusting 25-30 mph, and the thermometer rising to 50F. Outlook is for rain continuing Friday and Saturday, a chance of showers Sunday, then partly sunny Monday, which may kick-off a longer stretch of dry weather. Temperatures are predicted to be a little below normal – highs in the upper-40s and lows in the upper-30s.
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Travel: In the Coast Range this morning, highways are damp, it’s foggy in spots, temps 35-40F. Willamette Valley roads are mixed wet/dry, thermometer readings 35-40F. The Columbia River Gorge has mixed wet/dry pavement, temperatures 40-45F, light east winds. For the Cascades, highways are ice- and snow-covered, 25-30F, the snow level is below the passes at 3,000 feet, chains or traction tires are required over Willamette Pass, carry chains or traction tires elsewhere. * Get up-to-the-minute Northwest highway weather at Real-Time Roads. Also, motorists should always visit ODOT’s TripCheck for the latest traffic conditions including delays and hazards.
Marine: Winds are SE 5-10 knots gusting 15-20 this morning with rough seas 19 feet at 17 seconds. A Small Craft Advisory for winds is in effect from late tonight/early tomorrow through tomorrow afternoon. A Small Craft Advisory for hazardous seas remains in effect through Sunday afternoon. Though seas will subside somewhat later today, they’re expected to stay 10-15 feet for the next several days. High pressure will move across the area today. A weak cold front will move SE through Central Coast waters tonight and Thursday possibly followed by another frontal system Friday into Saturday. * Full text of the latest marine forecast is available here. And, make sure you check the latest Bar Reports before venturing offshore.
On the Beach… Partly to mostly sunny, light winds, surf 18-20 feet (very high).
* Stay off of jetties and offshore rocks, and be extremely watchful on rocky shores or sandy beaches. These areas may be periodically inundated by surf today (see High Surf Advisory above). Be aware of sneaker waves that will be significantly higher than those that precede or follow them. Never turn your back on the ocean.
11/29 Wed 8:24 AM 8.37 H
11/29 Wed 2:57 PM 1.45 L
11/29 Wed 8:59 PM 6.54 H
11/30 Thu 2:34 AM 2.00 L
In Short: Mixed skies, mainly dry, then wet and breezy.